awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dan’s Bachelor Party Extended Weekend Rating #15 of 90. The highlight of Friday Night! Thank you Sprinkle for parting with this gynormous 3L Bottle, now 3 years old. Guess what? A 3L split 7 ways is still ALOT of Beer! It was a treat to enjoy an entire glass of this stuff (and then some). After Dan the man gave us all a one handed pour, breaking down his right bicep in the process (insert joke about how he’ll have to use the other hand later), we all clinked our glasses in appreciation of our great friend and dove into what was a surprisingly great DIPA after growing for 3 years. Beckons from the glass a golden amber with a foamy, bready off white head. The aroma is very hoppy, bready, and some floral notes. From the first sip I knew for sure buying a swing top 3L 3 years late was not a bad call by any means. Tons of hops still punch through this baby, lots of floral and citrus accompanied by a distinct biscuit/bready flavor that produces a hint of staleness but not enough to negate the hop deliciousness. A very sweet taste overall, maybe some honey. As much as I’d love to try this fresh, that’s never going to happen, and this gem was nothing short of spectacular 3 years behind schedule. Had I tried it fresh I may have scored it close to perfect. If you’re holding onto a bottle, fear not, and open that bad boy up!!! (or contact me for trade)
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle shared at Immy’s Backyard Gathering. Pours an amber color with a medium head. Average head retention and lacing. Aroma is toffee, citrus hops and something a bit cheesy. Taste is toffee and citrus hops. Very high bitterness level. Full bodied.
JoeTheYounger (1159) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JUN 20, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden amber color with a minimal head. Compliments of mspindler. Awesome aroma. Very sweet, fruity hints of pineapple, honey and piney hop notes. Has malty character as well. Freakin awesome!
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[2093-20090412] Bottle. Fruity boozy hops aroma with a rich toastiness. Murky, dark red brown body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Heavily toasted boozy sweet malt flavour. Full body is heavy on the booze. Could be fresher but good as is.
Overheard: "To me it tastes like an old sneaker.
(w/ jerc, others)
drpimento (2421) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
really interesting IPA. Having with my friend Paul B. and we both note the differences between what we’re drinking and the commercilal description. Hardly any piney qualities. Poured with some head and lace. Color is dark & hazy amber with cherry highlights. Aroma is a little grapefruity, some malty, rotten fruit, caramel, and grain. Wrap around the tongue body. Silky. Sweet finish. Not a session beer though. This is about 3 years old. Killler.
malrubius (2038) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUN 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RnH Drink for Charity. Thanks to everyone who brought great beer to this. Thanks to Eyedrinkale for bringing an incredible Stone vertical. Amber orane with head. Sweet orange marmalade with toasty honey and citrus hop. Pretty nice,
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Noah for the bottle. This seemed an appropriate way to commemorate rating number 400. What strikes one most about this now after a few years is the profound nose, with notes of lemongrass, toffee, orange, and vanilla seeping out of the glass. Leading into the palate, one picks up dried cherries and Meyer lemons, with burnt sugar rounding things out. There’s a hint of oxidation here, but this has aged very well.
Slipstream (2193) - USA - MAY 26, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2009 First of all, a big thank you to Rattle’n’Hum and Stone for their event last week. It was great to see a bunch of delicious Stone brews on tap all at once. I hear this is now a few years aold already, but it still tastes just fine. A rich, malty IPA that leans twoard the sweet side, which is OK with me. I tasted caramel, herbs, a little cheese, grapefruity West Coast hops. The aftertaste was a little salty and tingly. This is a juicy and powerful IPA, top shelf stuff.
JaBier (5300) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled at DLD ’09. Not sure who shared, but sliffy passed me the bottle so he gets the credit. Clear amber pour with a thin tan head. Caramel and sweet malt aroma with a bit of dank hop. Malty flavor with some hop. More like a b-wine at this point. Would have loved to try this fresh.
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Rattle N Hum for Stone night. Pours a copper colour with white head. Aroma of honey, hops, caramel, citrus fruits, pine, and malts. Flavour is the same as the aroma. Great flavour!!